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COE’s work with educators in Senegal and The Gambia supports quality multi-grade education

Professors Jacqueline Mosselson and Gretchen Rossman, and seven graduate students at the College of Education’s Center for International Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, recently completed a two-year project, Learning Initiatives in Rural Education (LIRE), in Senegal and The Gambia, which was funded by the World Bank-administered Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP).

Madden to address teaching statistics issues in Slovenia

Sandra Madden, assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia in July to present a lecture on “Overcoming obstacles to support secondary teachers’ statistical content knowledge for teaching.”

The talk, to be presented at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, builds on Madden’s work in statistics education with practicing teachers and the use of dynamic technology to support learning.

Pierce Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Margy Pierce, assistant professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, received the 2010 College Outstanding Teacher Award.

The College Outstanding Teacher Award program was instituted as a complement to the Distinguished Teaching Awards given by the Graduate School to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments within their own colleges.

Keller and Randall, EPRA, accepted into Statistics Institute

College of Education professors Lisa A. Keller and Jennifer Randall, both in the Department fo Educational Policy, Research and Administration, have been accepted into the American Educaitonal Research Administration (AERA) Statistics Institute for Faculty.

This initiative of the AERA grants program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, is intended to help develop a critical mass of U.S. education researchers using large-scale federal data sets, especially those sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies.

Center for Educational Assessment scores high grades for new test

The Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test for Math and Reading (MAPT), developed by the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment in cooperation with state education officials, has earned a top score from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).

The federal Office of Vocational and Adult Education has given the test a seven-year approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) – an outcome-based reporting system for state-administered, federally funded adult education programs.

Galman quoted in Anthropology News

Sally Campbell Galman, assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is quoted in an article in the February 2010 edition of Anthropology News in the Society for Anthropology of Work column. The article talks about a roundtable offered at the 2009 American Anthropological Association’s meeting in Philadelphia titled “Balancing Children and the Academy from Grad School to Tenure,” in which scholars, including Galman, who are also parents, share their experiences.

Hambleton honored with APA division's Jacob Cohen Award

Ronald Hambleton, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Jacob Cohen Award for Distinguished Teaching and Mentoring from Division 5 of the American Psychological Association.

The Jacob Cohen Award recognizes demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring as well as educators who positively influence students in Division 5-based areas and in contributing through teaching and mentoring in public forums, such as workshops, conference presentations, and publications.

Faculty co-author book on learning with new technologies

“Transforming Learning with New Technologies,” written by the College of Education’s Robert W. Maloy, senior lecturer, Ruth-Ellen Verock-O’Laughlin, lecturer, and Sharon A. Edwards, clinical faculty member, and Beverly Park Woolf, research professor in Computer Science, has been published by Pearson.

Gajda's article is journal's most-viewed for 2009

A study by Rebecca Gajda, associate professor, Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, in the International Journal of Public Administration was the publication’s most viewed article last year.

“‘Communities of Practice’ as an Analytical Construct: Implications for Theory and Practice” was co-authored by Christopher Koliba of the University of Vermont. The article was published last January.

More Information: Journal website

Dr. Nugent speaks at conferences in Australia, Belgium, Portugal

J. Kevin Nugent, professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, gave the keynote address at “The infant, the family and the modern world: Intervening to promote healthy relationships,” the 2009 joint conference of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health and the Australian Marcé Society, in Melbourne, Australia, in October.


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